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Old Mar 24, 2006, 3:41 PM   #1
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Ok I finally got the DMC-FX01 after hearing all the rave reviews of camera PLUS video function... and so far I am not disappointed... BUT!

When recording video... the focus is preset to the initial frame and does not try and re-acquire focus if the subject moves to a new focus range!

So if I am recording a baby at 1 feet away... and he crawls to 6 feet away he is out of focus!

I have to stop recording and re-focus the first frame then start recording video again and hope the subject does not move again?

I have searched all the AutoFocus functions and there is no continuous focus mode... am I wrong?

Other digicams always re-focus automatically especially in movie mode because the subject matter is typically MOVING!... sometimes it is annoying in low light as the autofocus "pumps" trying to get a good focus... but the Lumix does not!

This is a bad feature... is there a solution?

Steve should also post this as a PROBLEM in his reviews.
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Old Mar 24, 2006, 8:16 PM   #2
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With the FZ cameras Continuous AF need to be turned on ..but I am not sure about your camera.
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Old Mar 24, 2006, 8:47 PM   #3
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It may be bad but it clearly states on pg 56 that focus, zoom, and aperture values are fixed to the setting when recording starts. And they ain't gonna change it.
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